Manufacturing Technology

Experts in manufacturing systems and technology are coveted around the nation in a diverse range of industries. By investing in your career with some added training and experience, you can enter the field with a foundation of technical knowledge and confidence in your skill and your passion. Pro-Tech trains you to manage production, perform quality control, maintain machinery, oversee operations, handle workflow and assembly, as well as engage in more advanced manufacturing tasks.

Career opportunities

  • Industrial assembly
  • Advanced manufacturing and robotics
  • CNC automation and programming
  • Maintenance and engineering support
  • Production, logistics, and supply chain management
  • Quality control
  • Continuous improvement
  • Operations and team leadership 

Course Load

Pro-Tech courses blend hands-on learning with a strong biblical foundation and workplace skills that will make you a better communicator, collaborator, and management lead. Your course load also includes an internship in every semester so that you can gain valuable work experience and find the manufacturing career path that matches your interests and gifts. The list below summarizes course and internship sequencing. Details on course and semester credits appear in the two-year plan.

Year 1 - Fall
MFG: Introduction to Manufacturing
MFG: Industrial Safety
MFG: CAD/CAM
MFG: Welding, Brazing, Soldering, and Cutting
MFG: Materials and Metallurgy
Internship (67.5 hours)
Core: Kingdom, Identity, and Calling
Math: Technical Mathematics

Year 1 - Spring
MFG: Dimensioning, Tolerancing, Measurement and Inspection
MFG: Electricity and Electronics
Internship (135 hours)
Core: Biblical Foundations
English:  Workplace Writing

Year 1 - Summer
MFG: Production Management and Lean Systems
Internship (225 hours)
Core: Leading and Serving Others

Year 2 - Fall
MFG: Machining, Metalworking, and Tooling
MFG: Programming, Instrumentation, and Data Acquisition
Internship (135 hours)
Core: Early Modern Western Culture adn Worldviews
Communication:  Workplace Communication

Year 2 - Spring
MFG: Controls and Automation
MFG: Industrial Assembly
MFG: Quality and Continuous Improvement
Internship (135 hours)
Core: Modern Western Culture in Global Context
Core: Serving Christ through Pro-Tech


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Jade Van Holland
Program Enrollment Coordinator 
Jade.VanHolland@dordt.edu
(712) 722-6094